Karin Alicia Pedemonte

Karin Alicia Pedemonte

Karin Alicia Pedemonte

Graduate Teaching Assistant

Cognitive and Behavioral Neuroscience: Learning & Memory, Alzheimer's disease, mice

I am a Hispanic female and a first-generation graduate student to pursue research in the field of neuroscience. I have a unique educational background, I received two Bachelors, one in Mathematics and one in Psychology (both from Virginia Tech) as well as a Master’s in Public Health before entering the PhD program in Cognitive Behavioral Neuroscience. I'm currently researching the effects of the environment learning and memory in Alzheimer's disease mice.

Selected Publications

Neely, C. L. C., Pedemonte, K. A., Boggs, K. N., Flinn, J. M. (2019). Nest Building Behavior as an Early Indicator of Behavioral Deficits in Mice. JOVE. 

Pedemonte, K. A., Barkey, R. E., Flinn, J. M. (2019). Blockparty: The Effect of Connected Cages on Nesting Behavior in APP Alzheimer’s mice. Neuroscience 2019. 

Pedemonte, K. A., Hernandez, C. M., Flinn, J. M. (2018).  The Effects of Diet Manipulation on Learning, Memory and Anxiety. Neuroscience 2018.

Nur, N., Pedemonte, K. A., Flinn, J. M. (2016).  Invisible Women in Science. Neuroscience 2016.

Boggs, K. N., Pedemonte, K. A., Neely, C. L. C., Stravrou, S. A., Howell, S. N., Bozzelli, P. L., Flinn, J. M. (2015). Nest Building and Circadian Rhythm is Impaired in APOE4 Mice Compared to C57 Mice. Neuroscience 2015.

Courses Taught

PSYC 373: Biopsychology Lab

PSYC 372: Biopsychology 

PSYC 211: Developmental Psychology

PSYC 313: Child Development

PSYC 301: Research Methods


  • Doctoral student in Cognitive Behavioral Neuroscience
  • Masters of Arts in Psychology from George Mason in 2018
  • Masters of Public Health from George Mason in 2013
  • Bachelors of Science in Mathematics from Virginia Tech in 2011
  • Bachelors of Science in Psychology from Virginia Tech in 2011